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Profiles in Valor: U.S. Army Spec. Marion Pettus

Army Specialist Marion Pettus III was part of a combat patrol in Baghdad when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated near his team. Pettus, a medic with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, responded to an Iraqi who had been hit. "We were rolling through a route called 'Screaming Lady' and we got hit with an IED. I saw a local [Iraqi] go down and called it out," Pettus said. "My section sergeant decided to turn the patrol around, so we went back and dismounted."

June 6, 2010

Profiles of Valor: U.S. Air Force Special Agent Carmack

Air Force Special Agent Gregory Carmack served as an explosive-ordnance specialist in 2006 in Kirkuk, Iraq -- one of his six tours in the Middle East. In June 2006, Carmack's three-vehicle Office of Special Investigations (OSI) convoy was attempting to capture a terrorist in Kirkuk when they met a nine-truck Army detachment to hammer out details of the operation. During the discussion, Carmack reacted to a shot fired from a small truck that had run a security checkpoint and was heading their way.

May 9, 2010